Anzhi takes this Europa League very serious, in my opinion one of the favorites for this tournament.
Anzhi lost versus Liverpool and Young Boys in the groupstage. But versus Young Boys there was no concentration and motivation, they already made it to the play offs. At home they won every single match, and they didn’t concede a single goal.
Hannover 96 is not in good shape last months and their defensive line is just awful. And they have weak performance in their last ten away games, it seem to be a pattern. They only won two and they lost seven of them, one game ended in a draw.
Anzhi miss striker Traore but with Eto’o and Willian (35 million) and they have a better team overall. Hannover miss Rausch, Diouf, Felipe, Andreasen, Eggimann, Stindl and Cherundulo. They have a weak defense and they perform badly in away games. Anzhi has a lot more quality and they play on an artificial pitch tonight, also an advantage for Anzhi. I expect a motivated Anzhi to win at least with two goals to have a comfortable lead when they travel to Germany.